"Furious 7" had a huge opening and with overseas collection hitting a record high of over $384 million, the movie is off to a roaring success. But not all cast members are sharing this success of the racing-thriller.
Paul Walker, well-known for playing Brian O' Connor in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, died in a car accident on 30 November, 2013.
After working together for so long, the cast had become a big, happy family and they missed Walker like one of their own. In fact, such was the bond that Vin Diesel named his daughter Pauline, in memory of his co-star. So here's taking a look at other lesser known facts about Paul Walker.
Walker majored in Marine Biology from California community college and he was a huge fan of Marine Biologist Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Though he enjoyed acting, Marine Biology was always his first love as he was also one of the Board members of the Billfish Foundation and did many projects including the National Geographic series "Expedition Great White".
Not only did he have a unique interest outside of his work, Walker was also was a dedicated father to his daughter, Meadow Rain Walker. In an interview with GQ, Walker had revealed: "She keeps encouraging me to do all this stuff. I thought at this point in my life I would need to be home with her, but she wants me to keep acting so she can travel around the world with me."
He was a career-driven man but he did not let fame define him. He had worked hard to get to the place where he was and such was his dedication that he wanted to perform all of his stunts in the "Fast and Furious" films himself. But that does not come as a surprise since he was a professional race car driver, who had worked with AE Performance previously.
But above all of this, Paul Walker had a huge heart. He believed in God and always wanted to help people. Once when he found out that a couple couldn't buy their engagement ring, he anonymously bought it for them. He was involved in helping many victims of the earthquake in Haiti and started an organisation 'Charity Reach Out Worldwide', which aims to aid areas reeling under natural disasters.